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Indonesian volcano erupts, killing 3 and grounding flights

A volcano eruption in Indonesia killed three people and forced tens of thousands more out of their homes, the disaster management agency said Friday.

From bean to bar: Why chocolate will never taste the same again

It's cocoa season across the southern half of the Ivory Coast. The pods are ripe for picking, some turning from green to yellow, like bananas.

Pope Francis talks language of love with couples on Valentine's Day

In a gesture toward the romance of Valentine's Day, Pope Francis on Friday gave his advice on how to have a happy marriage before thousands of young engaged couples.

Jindal to warn of government assault on religious liberty

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will caution Thursday of a "silent war" being waged by political elites on Americans' religious liberty and prescribe state-based laws to combat government overreach.

Judge deems Virginia's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

A federal judge in Virginia has struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, according to court documents.

Senate debt ceiling vote protocol sparks controversy

 As votes were tallied Wednesday in a dramatic Senate vote to move ahead with the debt ceiling bill, some senators' votes were not read aloud by the clerks, breaking from the usual protocol of disclosing each senator's vote in real

Body of missing world traveler Leanne Bearden found in Texas

After spending nearly two years criss-crossing the world, Leanne Hecht Bearden's adventures -- and life -- ended abruptly in woods near a home in central Texas.

Valentine's Day Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Valentine's Day, celebrated every February 14th. Facts: Both people in relationships and singles express their love through cards, candy, flowers and gifts.

Comcast buys Time Warner Cable for $45 billion

Comcast said Thursday it had agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in a deal that would combine the two biggest cable companies in the United States.

Netflix grabs a slice of Star Wars

A slice of the "Star Wars" universe is coming to Netflix for the first time.